National accolade for Cramlington firm
A Cramlington firm has been named one of the UK’s national winners in the European Business Awards.
Pharmaceutical manufacturing firm Sterling Pharma Solutions was the national winner in the Workplace and People Development Award category.
They will now represent the United Kingdom in the final stage of the competition later this year.
Sterling was one of 37 national winners selected from the 250 companies shortlisted in the Ones to Watch list.
Kevin Cook, CEO of Sterling, said: “Being selected as the national winner in the Workplace and People Development Award in the European Business Awards is a fantastic accolade.
“We have invested significantly in our Apprentice Initiative to encourage young people in the North East of England to consider careers in STEM.
“This year we have taken on 11 apprentices and we currently employ 35 apprentices on-site.
“It’s fantastic for that hard work to be recognised on a national level.
“We are looking forward to the next stage of the awards, where Sterling will go up against other national winners in the category.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “This is a significant achievement and Sterling is an outstanding leader in its field.
“To be chosen as a national winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe.
“We wish Sterling the best of luck in the final round.”
The company will next head to Warsaw, Poland to complete a final round of judging on December 3 and 4 and attend the gala ceremony where the overall category winners for the 2019 European Business Awards will be announced.
In addition, the team will also attend a summit to engage with other companies and discuss various business issues.